for those earning less than $250,000. meanwhile, this is a live look at grand junction, colorado, where governor mitt romney is speaking this hour. he is staying true to his party's platform and calling for the tax cuts to be extended for all americans, including high earners. joining us now to make sense of all of this, from washington, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist, the great, our very own ezra klein. >> you know it says that on my card? my msnbc cards are great. >> ezra, let's talk about this from sort of the policy side of things which i know is an area we like to explore together. the president in those interviews with local affiliates, i thought it was interesting, we were talking about this when we were putting the show together, he was talking about the fairness bit on one hand but also using that money for investment in education and transportation and infrastructure. at the end of the day, it's not that much money in terms of trying to change, you know, the american infrastructure and put people back to work. what did you make of that?